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11 Glam Outdoor Living Gift Ideas

Need a gift for that over-the-top, oh-so-extra and on-trend friend in your life? Is your significant other significantly difficult to buy for? Relax. I've rounded up some of the most unique, luxurious and glam gifts that will take any outdoor space to the next level!

COOKING WITH GAS

This elegant and fully customizable piece adds a touch of luxe to any outdoor BBQ. BOXHILL's outdoor island barbeque system includes gas barbecue, trash bins, and a Surlast protective cover.

LUXE LODGE

Help rid the world of ugly green garden hoses and go for the gold. Our Garden Glory Antler Wall Mount functions as either an eye-catching hose reel or as outdoor hanging hooks.

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Our Zadie rug adds a touch of sophistication indoors or out. It's crafted to withstand both harsh UV rays and weather.

A DOOR ADORNED IN DECADENCE

Add a royal touch to your home with this Fleur de Lys door knocker. Hand-crafted in Rhode Island, each door knocker is signed by the artist to guarantee authenticity.

IN THE HOT SEAT

Outdoor seating meets unparalleled luxury in BOXHILL's Evia Heated Seat. The smooth, cast stone surface is fitted with a heating element. It's the perfect spot for relaxing outdoors in all seasons, day or night.

OFF THE DEEP END

BOXHILL’s Revelation 1 Wooden Diving Board is not just a simple pool accessory; it’s a stunning work of artistic craftsmanship. Assembled by hand from the finest FSC-certified Brazilian ipe hardwood, the sleek, vintage style of this elegant piece is truly one-of-a-kind.

FAB FLAMES

This is the ultimate statement piece for any style of patio, from Mid-Century Modern to rustic ranch. This is glam with character. This is a dressing up that even the manliest man can get behind -- a lustrous coat of American heavy metal!  Occasional maintenance will guarantee its sparkle and shine, or leave it to its own devices, and watch the beautiful patina develop.

HANDS-FREE ENTERTAINMENT: MADE IN THE SHADE

Enjoy your favorite movies and catch up on your Kindle, all while lounging poolside. Custom made for the Tanning Ledge Lounger, this shade comes in three frame colors and over 130 fabric colors.

GRAND SYMBOL OF THE WEST

Towering in height at 14' tall and crafted from a patina-finished galvanized steel, this stunning tall Seven Arm Saguaro Cactus Sculpture torch will not rust. Not even near salt water. Stylized to represent a real saguaro cactus, no care is needed to maintain its beauty.

ULTIMATE COMFORT

Lose yourself in the luxuriously comfortable curves of BOXHILL’s Conic Sunbed. Built with quality craftsmanship, this lounger can be used alone or with modules from our Conic line for a more cohesive look. Lounge away the day in the comfort of this stylish piece, but please don’t forget the sunscreen!

HEAT + SEAT = NEAT

Allow us to introduce you to one of the most glamorous and luxurious pieces in the BOXHILL shop–the Helios Heated Lounger. Smooth like a river rock, the Helios warms your entire body with its efficient and comfortable design. Imagine the feeling of relaxing in a hot tub without getting wet. Now picture the Helios on your deck, in your garden, on a rooftop, or après-ski.

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Give with Gratitude

For me, the best part of the holidays is really seeing the faces of family and friends when they open a gift. I'm filled with gratitude for their place in my life, and I hope to show that by what I give.

When selecting gifts, I like to find things that will give back to the recipients — plants that grow, energy-giving candles, or fun and funky lights that make their backyards a more inviting space. I love to gift items that they can enjoy all year, not just use up and toss.

Here's what you might find under your tree this year if you're on my list.

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10 Best Stocking Stuffers for the Gardener

Who doesn't love shopping for stocking stuffers? It's fun to pick out lots of little things that are just perfect for your recipients. I like to look at these lists to find ideas for teachers, secret Santa exchanges and co-workers. Giving Starbucks gift cards gets old.

Here's what I'm loving from Boxhill this year.

Pro tip: if trying to figure out what to get someone, think about what they've given you. It's a fact: people always give things they want to receive.

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Come Together: Cozy Gathering Spaces for Every Season

I can hang the most beautiful holiday decorations all over the house and everyone will still end up crowded around my kitchen island where, of course, there are not enough chairs. Everyone wants to be in the center of the action, though, and who wouldn't want to be close to the cookies and within sneak-a-piece-before-dinner reach of the turkey?

When the weather is nice enough to be outside, the crowd gathers around our fire pit or, often, pulls every available chair up around the long table. It's the backyard equivalent of the kitchen island, and one of my favorite things about our yard.

No matter where people sit, as long as the music's good, the cocktails plenty, and the food delicious, guests will have a good time.

They'll have a great time, though, if you create a welcoming gathering space just for them. (And when the party's over, these spaces make great reading nooks and casual spots for weekend relaxing.)

Here's how to do it.

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Fresh Re-Fresh: Desert Modern Curb Appeal

Who just finished back to school shopping? *Raises hand* Why should the kids have all the fun of a fresh look and new supplies? Fall's a perfect time for one of life's little "do overs" — packed lecture halls excluded.

The easiest place to start fresh is at the front door. This is your curb appeal crib sheet. Once you've checked these items off the list, you'll be ready for the holidays before the last leaf falls.

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Posted by Lauren   |